Evolution of amino-terminal pro-B type natriuretic peptide testing in heart failure.


Journal Article (Review)

The use of natriuretic peptide testing has expanded considerably over the recent years. Thanks to clinical trials that have demonstrated significant benefits associated with testing for B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and its amino-terminal pro-peptide (NTproBNP), testing for these peptides is now ubiquitous in modern medicine. This review will focus on the use of NTproBNP in clinical medicine, with a discussion of the biologic significance of NT-proBNP, its proven present uses and potential future applications.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Januzzi, JL; Bayes-Genis, A

Published Date

  • June 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 267 - 273

PubMed ID

  • 19609464

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19609464

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0214-0934

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1358/dnp.2009.22.5.1378643


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States